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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 27, 2013

    Status hearing set for Ogden man

    Another status hearing was set for the Ogden man accused of killing a 6-month-old baby in Riley Court District Court Tuesday afternoon. Michael Dechant, 19, appeared in front of Magistrate Judge William Malcolm via video communication from the Riley County Jail, with his lawyer, Larry McRell,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 27, 2013

    Police estimate damage to Pawnee building at $15,000

    Police are estimating that the damage caused by a driver who apparently intentionally drove into Pawnee Mental Health Services on Claflin Road Tuesday is approximately $15,000. Officer Matthew Droge clarified Wednesday that the driver, Michael West, 61, 1416 Yuma St., struck a sign and light posts in front

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 27, 2013

    KSU to have electronic waste event

    If electronic waste like old computers, TVs, cellphones and more are gathering dust in the basement or garage, then it’s time for some “green cleaning” with the help of Manhattan’s second electronic waste collection event. A variety of electronics will be accepted for

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 26, 2013

    Mayor: Air traffic tower to remain in operation though September

    Mayor Loren Pepperd announced Tuesday night that the city would keep the air traffic control tower operating through the end of the fiscal year, but commissioners decided to hold the final decision on how to do that until the next commission meeting. The air traffic

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 26, 2013

    Ball’s funds double other candidates’

    John Ball raised nearly twice as much money during the most recent reporting period as any other candidate for the Manhattan City Commission. And he didn’t have to go any farther to raise most of it than his own wallet. Ball collected $11,890 in campaign

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 26, 2013

    ‘Moderate’ group behind robo-calls

    Some potential Manhattan voters have been receiving automated phone calls from a political action committee asking them to vote for what the calls describe as moderate candidates in the City Commission race. A political action committee formed by Andrew Rickel, called Citizens for a Moderate

  • Local |Traffic | March 26, 2013

    Man crashes car into Pawnee building


    Riley County officers arrested a driver Tuesday morning after he allegedly intentionally struck the building of Pawnee Mental Health Services on Claflin Road with his car. The car apparently damaged the south entrance of the building, as well as a tree in front of it.

  • Local |Education | March 26, 2013

    Board to discuss capital outlay

    The USD 383 school board will start preparing financially for next year with a capital outlay discussion at its meeting Wednesday. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Robinson Education Center. Before the meeting, the board will have a work session to discuss common core standards

  • Local | March 26, 2013

    GAO report: lack of standards makes containment labs risky

    A continued lack of national standards places the United States at increased risk for accidents at high-containment laboratories, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Monday. This report was a follow-up to a 2009 GAO report, which called for national standards relating to designing,

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 26, 2013

    Flood plan affecting some landowners

    Pottawatomie County commissioners discussed new FEMA flood plain maps Monday and how the revised maps are adversely impacting some area property owners. The discussion was prompted by a recent work session with the Wamego City Commission during which several local business owners along U.S.

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